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expo@bahrain


In light of the increased demand for exhibition and meeting space at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC) in recent years, a new flagship facility for Bahrain is being developed which will increase the area covered by the existing Centre by nearly ten-fold. As one of the signature buildings in the design of the @bahrain destination, expo@bahrain acts as the symbolic "front door" to the development. The Exhibition & Convention facilities of expo@bahrain are designed to provide 145,000 square meters of highly efficient, flexible space with world-class amenities, able to accommodate a wide range of user groups. expo@bahrain has the capacity to hold approximately 5,000 plus delegates and up to 30,000 visitors daily, with the design allowing for potential future expansion to meet growing demand.
 
expo@bahrain offers proximity to the Bahrain International Circuit , allowing event organizers to facilitate unique entertainment and leisure options incorporating the Formula 1 track. Bahrain acts as the gateway to the Northern Gulf market, with expo@bahrain within short driving distance of Saudi Arabia. Scheduled to be fully operational in 2013 with the capacity to hold national, regional and international events simultaneously, the state-of-the-art exhibition and convention facilities will have three, four and five star hotels with a combined capacity of 1,200 rooms, as well as a multi-purpose indoor arena, dining, leisure and entertainment services.

 

Here are the facts on the expo@bahrain project:


  • US$ 56 Billion (BD21.1 Billion): Estimated value of the Meetings, Incentives, Convention and Exhibitions (MICE) industry worldwide per year

  • US$ 154 Million (BD 58 Million): Estimated impact generated by events hosted at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC) to the National Economy in 2008, up from US$ 27 Million (BD 10 Million) in 2006

  • Q4 2009: Target timeframe for ground breaking for expo@bahrain, a cornerstone to the billion-dollar @bahrain project adjacent to Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir City

  • 145,000: Total square metres of indoor exhibit and meeting space allocated for Bahrainís new flagship facility with interconnected access to hotels and multi-purpose arena. expo@bahrainís total indoor area is equivalent to 21 football fields

  • 50: Total number of Meeting and Breakout areas of varying capacity

  • 5,000: Total number of available car parking bays available with separate car parking for VIPs

  • 1,200: Combined total number of hotel rooms in the three-, four- and five-star category accessible by foot from expo@bahrain

  • US$ 306 Million (BD 115 Million): Estimated impact that will be generated by MICE industry in Bahrain to the National Economy following commissioning of expo@bahrain in 2013
 
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